frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (White Collar - Neal - hat steps)
2013-09-11 04:14 pm

[fic: white collar] Hold With All You Have

For the 2013 White Collar Big Bang.

Title: Hold With All You Have
Characters/Pairings:Neal, Peter, Diana, others. Gen with mild Peter/Elizabeth, Diana/Christie, and Diana/OFC.
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 32,500
Spoilers: Plot points from early season 4.
Warnings: This is an apocafic, dealing with a pandemic. Quite a few warnings are included in that, including disturbing descriptions, violence, a lot of general background death, and death/implied death of canon characters. (Specifically: Christie's death is described; Satchmo dies off-screen; other characters including June, Jones and Hughes have unresolved fates.)
Author's Note: This fills the "apocalypse" square on my [ profile] hc_bingo card. It is also very much the longest story I have ever sat down and written. I very much hope you enjoy it!
Beta: [ profile] sholio, [ profile] florastuart and [ profile] helle_d, who were all wonderful and extremely patient with me. Thank you so much!
Art: The amazing art is by [ profile] sholio. Please let her know how awesome she is!

Summary: A lethal epidemic rips through New York. In the aftermath, Neal, Peter and Diana must work together to survive, and to search for those who left the city before lock-down. And after they have to keep on surviving.

On LJ: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 | On DW | On AO3

Hold With All You Have )
frith_in_thorns: A sailing boat, mostly sunk (.Failboat)
2013-02-17 09:50 pm

[fic: white collar] Fair Zailing (Fallen London 'verse)

Masterpost for the Fallen London 'verse (fics by both myself and [ profile] sholio)

London is by no means the only thing in the vast cavern of the Neath; there is also the unterzee, or zee for short. On which one zails, to reach the lands beyond — Polythreme, The Iron Republic, North. It can sometimes feel like it's taking forever to cross it. Sometimes one encounters other zailers, or… less pleasant things.

Title: Fair Zailing
Characters/Pairing: Peter, Neal, El; Gen
Rating: PG
Word count: 1800
Warnings: None
Notes: This is basically floof. I know, I'm surprised too. (I will write another one with All The Peril.)

Summary: It's a long voyage across the broad unterzee.

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Fair Zailing )
frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (Neal 1)
2013-01-08 11:57 pm

[fic: white collar/fallen london] A Boat Trip

This is the first of my [community profile] fandom_stocking fics to be posted to my journal. It's also possibly the strangest. [ profile] sholio and I had a very long and exclamation-mark filled discussion recently about how the characters from White Collar would get on in Fallen London, which is a web game which is beautiful and dark and hilarious and all kinds of wonderful (The game description is in italics below the header). Then I wrote this for her. More ficlets in this 'verse will almost certainly follow.

Title: A Boat Trip
Characters: Peter, Neal, the Boatman, El
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1550
Warnings: Character death as game mechanic. Entirely non-permanent.
Notes: Hopefully this will make some sort of sense without playing the game! For this segment, what you need to know: You have a Wounds quality. When your Wounds are high enough you die, and are sent to the river where you have to stay until you've reduced your Wounds enough to come back to life again. In Fallen London it is all but impossible to die permanently, and all the inhabitants know it.

Summary: Peter is temporarily dead. Neal thinks he should have some company.

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Three decades ago, London was stolen by bats. Dragged deep into the earth by the Echo Bazaar. The sun is gone. All we have is the gas-light of Mr Fires.
But Londoners can get used to anything. And it's quiet down here with the devils and the darkness and the mushroom wine. Peaceful.
So welcome. Delicious Friend.


The boat is slowly passing a dark beach, drifting its way down the silent river. )
frith_in_thorns: Diana Berrigan in a winter coat, looking down and smiling (WC Diana)
2012-12-31 11:47 pm

[fic: white collar] Lies That Set You Free

Title: Lies That Set You Free
Characters/Pairing: El + team; Gen with Peter/El
Rating: T
Word count: 8100
Warnings: Spoilers through season 3.
Notes: This is what I spent a large portion of my November writing, with much encouragement from [ profile] helle_d. It counts for the Electrocution square on my [ profile] hc_bingo card.

This is for an absolutely awesome prompt by [ profile] sholio on [ profile] collarcorner.

Summary: Elizabeth gets a ransom demand for Peter and Neal. She also gets severely underestimated.

Lies That Set You Free )

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frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (White Collar - Neal - worried shirt)
2012-12-25 03:01 am

[fic: white collar] Proof

Title: Proof
Characters/Pairing: Peter, Neal, El; Gen
Rating: PG
Word count: 3,800
Warnings: None
Notes: This is completely shameless h/c floof, part of my November flood of writing. (I don't even have the excuse of a relevant bingo square.) I intended to post this for my advent day at [ profile] whitecollarhc and then got insecure about it. But better late than never?
Also, happy Christmas! :)

Summary: Peter rolled his eyes. "Wow, intoxication just strips you of all your maturity, doesn't it? What little you had to begin with."

Proof )

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frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (Writing - Universe)
2012-11-20 08:32 pm

[fic: white collar] Shadows

This is one of those things I'm going to start worrying about having posted very soon. I wasn't really trying to write this; it just sort of... happened. May be OOC.

Title: Shadows
Characters/Pairing: Neal/El/(Peter)
Rating: T
Word count: 750
Warnings: Very oblique discussion of depression/SI
Notes: For the square "scars" on my [ profile] hc_bingo card.

Summary: It's easier to share secrets in the dark.

Peter's breathing is low and quiet )

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frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (White Collar - Peter - smile frame)
2012-09-23 03:10 pm

[fic: white collar] What You See And What You Get

I actually finished a Big Bang! This is the first time that's happened, so I feel very proud :) Also, this story actually has plot and stuff! (As well as hurt/comfort. Shockingly.)

Title: What You See And What You Get
Characters/Pairings: Peter, Neal, Elizabeth; Gen with canon Peter/El
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 11,000
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Author's Note: Thank you very much to [ profile] soteriophobe for reading early drafts of this and being extremely helpful and supportive; also to [ profile] helle_d for excellent beta-ing, listening to me angst endlessly about this fic, bringing me tea, and cheering whenever I took out italics.
This fic counts for the "loss of vision" square on my [ profile] hc_bingo card.

Summary: Peter's off work, injured in a bad takedown, and worrying about his future. But the case isn't done with him or Neal yet.

The awesome art is by [ profile] soteriophobe. She did me three pieces! One below, one as a footer, and one you should view as a page on its own.


What You See And What You Get )

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frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (White Collar - Neal+Peter - purple)
2012-09-15 05:41 pm

[fic: white collar] Forward Momentum

Title: Forward Momentum
Characters/Pairing: Peter, Neal, Elizabeth, Mozzie; Gen with canon levels of Peter/El
Genre/Rating: Angst, h/c; T
Word count: 1900
Warnings: Spoilers for 4x09, Gloves Off
Notes: Usually I try and write character stuff and it accidentally turns into h/c. This started off as me wanting to write a concussed!Neal tag to the episode and it somehow turned into Peter Talking To People. So yeah. *Claims this for my "combat" square on [ profile] hc_bingo*

Summary: Tag to 4x09. Neal's not in great shape after the fight, and he won't let Peter near him. But at least Peter has go-betweens.

Forward Momentum )

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frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (El+Neal+Peter)
2012-07-27 12:44 am

[fic: white collar] Love is a word too small

Look at this, I've actually written relationship!fic. Eventually. I'm rather nervous about it.

Title: Love is a word too small
Characters/Pairing: Elizabeth/Peter/Neal
Genre/Rating: Romance, angst; Teen
Word count: 5300
Warnings: Not-very-explicit sex
Notes: This is my fic for [ profile] ivorysilk in the [ profile] wcpairings exchange, for her prompt "an OT3 love story".
Thank you to [ profile] helle_d and [ profile] rabidchild67 for the help!

This is basically my interpretation of their relationship from canon — I love the OT3 ship, but I don't see El and Neal wanting the same sort of relationship between them as El and Peter have, or as I can see Peter and Neal having. So this is my (slightly clumsy) attempt at writing that.

Summary: There are plenty of ways to be in love, and to be together. And there aren't always maps.

Elizabeth thinks she might have noticed the change in Peter's behaviour before he does. )

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frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (White Collar - Neal - hat steps)
2012-06-14 09:29 pm

[fic: white collar] Lost Your Way

Apparently I haven't posted any fic for nearly a month, unless you count the prompt drabbles. Not sure how that happened — no, actually, it's because I'm really bad at finishing fics without getting distracted by new!shiny!plot! at the moment. I started this one in April. *cries*

Title: Lost Your Way
Characters/Pairing: El, Neal, Peter; Gen with canon E/P
Genre/Rating: H/C
Word count: 2200
Warnings: None
Notes: My entry for the challenge at [ profile] whitecollarhc. I'm more-or-less on time for once! This is also filling a prompt from [ profile] kriadydragon on [ profile] collarcorner.
Unbeta'd because I have no time management skills.

Summary: Elizabeth was supposed to be having a quiet evening in.

When the doorbell rang at half past seven in the evening, Elizabeth didn't know who to expect )

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frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (Books - Discworld - Words)
2012-05-18 10:17 pm

[fic: white collar/the hunger games] life is fragile as a dream

Um, so. This is a thing that I have written. You can probably read it without knowing The Hunger Games as it's a "characters from one canon put into the setting of the other" sort of AU, rather than a strict crossover - I've put some of the background for the Games below.

Context for the setting )

Title: life is fragile as a dream
Fandom: White Collar/Hunger Games AU crossover
Characters/Pairing: Elizabeth, Neal, Peter, Diana; Gen with hints of El/Peter
Genre/Rating: Action, angst; 15
Word count: 3000
Warnings: Graphic violence, character deaths
Notes: [ profile] hoosierbitch and [ profile] rabidchild67 encouraged me, and [ profile] helle_d beta-read (and listened to my long, long spiels of canon-geek justification for everything in this fic). I blame all of you guys for this *g*
Apart from the context of the Games (see above), I don't think there are really spoilers for The Hunger Games in here. (This is an AU for both canons.)
Also, I've just realised that I can totally use this for the [ profile] 10tropes challenge as my Beware The Nice Ones fic.

Summary: Elizabeth is no fighter. The only bets are on how soon she'll die.

life is fragile as a dream )

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frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (White Collar - Neal+Peter - wake up)
2012-05-08 05:02 pm

[fic: white collar] Miles From Where You Are

I have had it pointed out to me that there is almost no functional difference between how I write Gen and OT3 in this fandom. Except that OT3 fic gives me an excuse to put slightly more snuggling in.

Title: Miles From Where You Are
Characters/Pairing: Neal/Peter/Elizabeth
Genre/Rating: Angst, h/c; PG
Word count: 4500
Warnings: None
Notes: Completely shameless sick!Neal fic, written for [ profile] sahiya's prompt on the running hot meme.
Beta'd by [ profile] helle_d, with an unnerving amount of giggling at my melodramatic angst. Title is from a Snow Patrol song.

Summary: Prompt: Peter and El are away for Christmas at El's parents' house when Neal gets sick. Because it's the holidays, there isn't anyone around to look after him at June's. He tries to hide it from Peter and El when they call, but is completely unsuccessful.

When his phone rang it startled Neal out of a doze on the couch which he hadn't intended on taking. )

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frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (White Collar - Neal - worried shirt)
2012-03-16 09:10 pm

[fic: white collar] Spinning Out

I don't quite know what this fic is...

Title: Spinning Out
Characters/Pairing: Neal, canon Peter/Elizabeth; Gen/Pre-OT3
Genre/Rating: Hurt/comfort, angst; PG-13
Word count: 2600
Warnings: Descriptions of anxiety
Notes: I wrote this as gen… but reading back it does seem a bit shippy. So I've tagged it as pre-OT3 too, and you can take it whichever way you prefer.
Written for [ profile] 10tropes, for the prompt/trope Intoxication ensues.

Summary: Peter may be less than impressed at Neal taking risks on operations, but that doesn't mean he's not going to be there through the aftermath.

There was a point, just after Neal realised that the operation might be getting out of contol, when he might have been able to call the whole thing off. )

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frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (White Collar - Neal - worried shirt)
2012-02-04 11:30 pm

[fic: white collar] Strings

Title: Strings
Author: [personal profile] frith_in_thorns
Characters/Pairing: Neal, Peter, El; Gen (with background canon pairing)
Genre/Rating: Angst, hurt/comfort; T
Word count: 6000
Warnings: Violence, angst
Notes: For this prompt by [personal profile] sholio  on [community profile] collarcorner  -- although it did get away from what I was intending. Among other things, it's a bit dark. (The warnings really are there for a reason.) This also contains a trope involving manpain which I know can be problematic.
Thanks to Roz and Helen for beta-reading.

Summary: This wasn't a bank robbery Neal wanted anything to do with. So it was a shame he didn't get a choice.

Neal pressed his face against the cold marble floor and tried very hard to look like an innocent member of the public. )
frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (White Collar - Neal - dirty hands)
2012-01-22 04:06 pm

[fic: white collar] Aftergame

Title: Aftergame
Characters/Pairing: Neal, Peter/Elizabeth; pretty much gen
Genre/Rating: H/c, angst; T
Word count: 2300
Warnings: SPOILERS for 3x11: Checkmate
Summary: Missing scene for Checkmate, set between the final two scenes. Some comfort to go with the hurt.

Notes are below the cut today. )
frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (Zundry - Star jar)
2011-12-28 06:32 pm

[fic: white collar] Lights Will Guide You (Home)

I want to say that this is fluff, but it's actually hurt/comfort involving a drugged Neal. But with loads of comfort, which makes it fluff compared to my usual offerings...

Lights Will Guide You (Home)
Characters/Pairing: Neal, Peter, El. Gen
Genre/Rating: Hurt/comfort, T
Word Count: 2000
Warnings: None
Notes: Title is from a Coldplay song.

Summary: Neal's lost. And it's dark. And there are stars.

Stars flare and burn against the ink of the night sky. )